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Reasons to get married in Scotland

Reasons to get married in Scotland

Scotland in the United Kingdom attracts millions of visitors from across Europe, the Americas and further afield. Some come to retrace their family tree after uncovering a forgotten ancient Scottish bloodline. Others come to enjoy the nation’s unrivalled love affair with the sport, taking in a soccer Old Firm Derby between Glasgow clubs Rangers and Celtic.
Then there’s the rugby at a packed Murrayfield, and that’s something that has to be seen to be believed. The top names listed at offer odds and accept wagers on the outcome. No trip to Scotland is complete without a trip to one of the major golf courses. Playing a round of golf or watching how the professionals do it in the nation credited with inventing the sport is something special.
If history and architecture are more your thing, you’ll get lost in the tight, winding streets of Edinburgh. The nation’s capital city is built at the foot of a long-dormant volcano, in the shadows of the intimidating and almost gothic Edinburgh Castle. Fancy a spot of monster hunting, searching for a beast that has been reported in the murky depths of Loch Ness when Edinburgh Castle was nothing more than a pile of rocks.

Bonnie Scotland

Yes, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you visit one of the most historic, picturesque and vibrant countries in Europe. The locals refer to their homeland as Bonnie Scotland, which is an old Scots word meaning beautiful. And they’re not wrong on that one. Scotland certainly is beautiful, and that’s why it’s worth giving serious consideration to securing it as your wedding venue.
It could be in one of the many castles scattered around the wild terrain of the highlands, or it could be in a more settled environment of the lowlands. When getting married in Scotland, the pictures of the big day will make you the envy of your friends, and they simply won’t be beaten when it comes to comparing locations or when digging through memories in your old age with the grandchildren. How cool would it be to show snaps of you and your partner standing against the backdrop of a stunning loch, or ancient castle or on the white sandy beaches and clear waters of the Islands?
Yes, Scotland even has beaches you’d want to visit and water you wouldn’t mind dipping your toe in. But a note of caution if you do fancy a beach wedding in Scotland, it rains nearly every day in the country. Even during the summer months. Thankfully, there’s an old tradition that states rain on your wedding day is good luck. Does that make Scotland the luckiest place to get hitched? Yes, we think so.


Scotland also gives you plenty of bang for your buck when it comes to budget. You’ll be surprised how affordable getting married in the nation can be compared to England and other popular European destinations. The top resorts do charge a premium, and it’s not cheap to play a round of golf at Donald Trump’s course or to tie the knot on the banks of Loch Lomond. That’s simply down to supply and demand. These places are world famous and attract roaring tourist trade.
The likes of Edinburgh Castle may be on the expensive side, but the great thing about this land is there are so many beautiful locations. If you set your sights off the well-trodden path, away from the tourist attractions like Loch Ness and Edinburgh Castle, you’ll find a gem at an unbelievable price.
For an affordable castle, look at the lowlands and places surrounding Glasgow or Perth. There are more than a few to choose from, and most hold their own against Edinburgh at a fraction of the cost. If you and your other half share a passion for golf, you’ll find stunning courses are ten a penny in this proud nation. And then there are the jaw-dropping estates and parks which can be found in every city, town and village.
If Scotland is a contender to be your wedding venue, you can spend big and make the dream castle ceremony a thing of reality. Really splash the cash, and it will go far. Scotland will do the hard yards for you if you're working on a budget.

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